As strange as it may sound 98 per cent of Ugandan gay asylum-seekers to the U.K. are returned home, most likely to a fate of death or persecution.
In a "hard-hitting" U.K. study, handed to the Home Secretary Theresa May, it was stated that asylum-seekers fleeing persecution for their sexuality were looking down a barrel of a gun with the risk of being returned to their Country with the blessing of the U.K.
But hang on, anyone with a brain would know returning such souls would be seen as signing their death warrant. But why would any Country, especially the U.K., do such a thing?
Well, until now, it appears the U.K lost its common sense somewhere along the way. The Home Secretary said she would block the Ugandan government's push to force the extradition of Ugandan gay asylum-seekers who had fled to the UK.
Now let us have a "ganda" at this barbaric Country Uganda.
Proposed new laws in Uganda threaten imprisonment of anyone found "guilty" of homosexual acts. The proposals extend this to Ugandan nationals living abroad, who could face extradition back to Uganda. Jesus, you just can't win.
Now back in the U.K., The Home Office made it clear the UK will only extradite people to their home countries if their "crime" was an offence in the U.K.
To all involved this really is welcome news.
I suspect the organisations involved will chat with Ministers seeking how a ban on deportations will be administered....but maybe take a few cookies made of compassion and common sense.
The move follows international protests over the sentencing last week of two gay men in Malawi to 14 years' hard labour.